Ever since the draft opinion was leaked that indicated that Roe would be overturned last month, liberals could not decide if they were fighting for the abortion rights of just women or all genders.
The internal debate between liberal activists led to widespread mockery by the general public.
On Tuesday, the Senate held a hearing to discuss abortion and the reversal of Roe v Wade.
A Berkeley Law professor was called to testify by Senate Democrats and got in to a heated exchange with Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.).
The professor referred to the abortion issue by referencing “people with a capacity for pregnancy”, indicating that she believed men can get pregnant.
Senator Hawley asked if she meant to say “women” when discussing the issue, and she accused him of being responsible for violence against transgender people.
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The Democrats say what they really think: men can get pregnant and if you disagree, you are “transphobic” and responsible for violence pic.twitter.com/44CeIi5WvT
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) July 12, 2022
A heated exchange between Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Berkeley Law Prof. Khiara Bridges over whether men can get pregnant drew strong reactions online from both sides of the political aisle.
The Republican senator’s Twitter account shared the clip from a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on abortion Tuesday.
In the clip, Sen. Hawley asked Prof. Bridges if she meant “women” after she repeatedly referred to “people with a capacity for pregnancy.” Bridges said that “trans men and non-binary people” were also capable of carrying pregnancies. The senator then asked Bridges if abortion was still a “women’s rights issue.” Bridges responded by saying that abortion affected women as well as other people.
After Hawley asked her to explain whose rights were under attack in her view, the professor bristled at the question and accused the Republican of being “transphobic” and contributing to violence and suicide.